Having a well-maintained vehicle is very important to safety while driving. Many accidents could be avoided by having a car serviced regularly.
Another detriment to our safety on the highways is distracted driving. I doubt you can drive without noticing another driver that is either driving recklessly or seems to not be paying attention while driving.
Distracted driving is any activity that could divert your attention away from the main task of driving. It is both dangerous and disturbingly common. Drivers spend more than half of their time focused on things other than driving. You may be surprised to learn that cell phones and texting are just part of the problem when it comes to distracted driving. We know many think that if they are “hands free” it is okay…but I’ve talked to people that have been so focused on their phone conversation they don’t “remember” their drive at all! Now that is scary!
The fact is, anything that occupies your mind or your vision can cause you to be distracted behind the wheel!
A list of driving distractions may include:
- Talking on your phone
- Eating or drinking
- Reading – including maps and directions
- Programming a GPS or navigation system
- Adjusting a radio or MP3 player
- Adjusting the temperature controls
It only takes a moment for an accident to occur. To make sure your car is roadworthy, bring it to Fairway Auto Repair and we’ll make sure your vehicle is up to date on service and repair. The rest is up to you!